Mile News

Stacked field set for Hartshorne Mile

January 20, 2017

The Masters Mile event is celebrating its 50th running

By Matt Weinstein, Ithaca Journal

An elite class of runners ages 40 and older will descend upon Cornell University on Saturday for the 50th Hartshorne Memorial Mile, and many have their sights set on record-breaking performances.

The Hartshorne Memorial Mile is the oldest Masters indoor Mile race in North America. The race is named after Jim Hartshorne, who organized the first event in 1968 when it was called the Masters Mile. The race draws some of the best Masters runners in the world, including several current record holders.

Alisa Harvey, 51, of Manassas, Va., holds the America women’s record in the Mile (5 minutes, 4.02 seconds) in the 45-49 age division and on Saturday will attempt to set the American indoor Mile record for the 50-54 age group (5:08.65). The world indoor record (5:07.32) may also be in reach

Continue reading at:

Tags: sascha scott (1) , nolan shaheed (1) , jim hartshorne (1) , hartshorne memorial mile (1) , alisa harvey (2)

Facebook Comments

Return the Mile to prominence on the American & worldwide sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a movement.

Bring Back the Mile as the premier event in the sport, and increase interest in and media coverage of the Mile for both those who love the distance as well as the general public.

Bring Back the Mile to celebrate the storied distance and to recognize the people who made and make the Mile great and to promote Mile events and the next generation of U.S. Milers.

Bring Back the Mile to create a national movement for the Mile as America’s Distance,
to inspire Americans to run the Mile as part of their fitness program and to replace the 1600 meters at High School State Track & Field Meets across the country.

Become a Mile Maniac member or a BBTM sponsor today! Join us, and go Mile!

Join Us

Thanks for joining the movement and being a Mile Maniac. We'll keep you up to-date with our Mile wires as well as exclusive contests and opportunities. Help us spread the word by sharing our site and joining us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!